Police Briefs 04-25-2012

April 25, 2012
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4/16 Nathanaele Lavalee, 21, 11 Philip Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME, was arrested for being disorderly person, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. 4/17 Gardy Bienvenue, 37, 13 Columbia St., Wakefield, MA, was arrested for larceny of property and assault and battery. David Soares, 28, 60 Ashland St., Malden, was arrested...

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Obituaries 04-25-2012

April 25, 2012
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Mary DiSilvestro Of East Boston, formerly of Everett Mary L. (Ozioli ) DiSilvestro of East Boston, formerly of Everett and Somerville, died on April 22. She was the beloved wife of the late Santo “Sam” DiSilvestro; devoted mother of John DiSilvestro and his companion, Charlene Melio of Easton, Linda DiSilvestro and her husband, Frank...

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New Planet Fitness Facility Opens in Area

April 18, 2012
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New Planet Fitness Facility Opens in Area

Stanley DeMartinis Jr. was a record-setting home run hitter at Bentley University and had an extended tryout with the Cincinnati Reds where he trained alongside another pretty good athlete named Deion Sanders. DeMartinis, 39, still plays semi-professional baseball and coaches his two sons in Little League, but for the past twenty years he has...

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Mayor Meets with Biotech Council CEO

April 18, 2012
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Mayor Meets with Biotech Council CEO

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and Richard Pedi, Business Manager for Carpenters Union Local 218, is pictured with with MassBio President and CEO, Robert Coughlin. The Mayor met with the biotechnology association’s executive to talk about potential biotechnology research and manufacturing development in Everett. With a number of planning studies running throughout the city, the...

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U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano Visits Everett High: Congressman’s District Will Change in January of 2013

April 18, 2012
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U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano Visits Everett High: Congressman’s District Will Change in January of 2013

U.S. Representative Michael Capuano visited Everett High School as he familiarizes himself with the people and communities he will represent as part of his reconfigured Congressional district. “It was a pleasure hosting Rep. Capuano, introducing him to students and staff, and showing him our high school,” said Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire. “We...

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Everett Schools Have Little Impact on Everett Tax Rate, Superintendent Says

April 18, 2012
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At the budget hearing on Tuesday evening, April 17th, Superintendent Frederick F. Foresteire demonstrated that with the present school budget for fiscal year 2013, Everett schools will have little impact on the tax rate in Everett. “Everett’s funding of the school budget has been kept at the minimum the law allows the city to...

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School Choice

April 18, 2012
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One of the reasons the Everett School Committee votes against school choice is simple. There aren’t enough seats for Everett’s public school students let alone seats for those from other communities who wish to send their children here. There is nothing exclusionary about being against choice if you are an Everett School Committee member....

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The Early Warmth

April 18, 2012
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There is nothing, we repeat, nothing, quite so delightful and satisfying as the early heat visiting us in April. There was more early heat early on in March, which was also satisfying beyond belief. What we are facing with this very early switch to warmer times is the reality of a possible four month...

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Everett Little League Will Open Season April 28

April 18, 2012
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Everett Little League will open its 60th anniversary season on Saturday, April 28 with the traditional parade that will begin at 11 a.m. at the old Everett High School building and end at Sacramone Park. Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. will have the honor of throwing out the first ball of the season during opening...

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Obituaries 04-18-2012

April 18, 2012
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Paul Cioffi, Jr. Of Revere, formerly of Everett Paul A. Cioffi, Jr. of  Revere, formerly of Everett, died on April 11. A Starter at Sagamore Golf Club, he was the beloved husband of Rosalie (Cardoza) Cioffi with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Paul Cioffi III and his wife, Frances...

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Everett Youth Promote Tobacco-free Living

April 11, 2012
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Everett Youth Promote Tobacco-free Living

Teens in Everett Against Substance Abuse (TEASA), a youth group affiliated with the Everett Community Health Partnership, organized a successful “Kick Butts Day” event at Everett High School on March 28th.  The event highlighted the fact that most Everett youth have chosen to lead tobacco-free lives. At the event TEASA partnered with health education...

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New Officer Joins Police Department

April 11, 2012
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New Officer Joins Police Department

The Board of Aldermen unanimously appointed Officer Jermaine Bellard as a patrolman to the Everett Police Department.  Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Police Chief Steven Mazzie and Bishop Robert G. Brown, the EPD Chaplain, were on hand to congratulate the newest member of the department.

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Mayor Seeks Money to Rehabilitate Shute Library

April 11, 2012
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Library Director Deborah Abraham and Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. approached a Joint Convention of the Everett City Council seeking a $4 Million dollar bond to rehabilitate the Shute Library.  The second major renovation project in the Library’s 112 year history will completely upgrade and modernize the facility, which is popular among high school students...

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The 2012 Football Banquet

April 11, 2012
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The 2011 Everett High School football team celebrated one of  the greatest seasons of all time. The banquet held April 1 at Anthony’s in Malden was representative of that winning season in nearly every way. It was a celebration befitting the best high school football program and the winningest in New England. Anthony’s was...

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Police Briefs 04-11-2012

April 11, 2012
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April 2 Paul Ruggiero, 64, 62 Ashton St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor and failure to stop. Bryan Sharkey, 24, 27 Springdale St., Malden, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, failure to stop and failure to keep left when passing. April 3 Carl Fulton, 51, 176...

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Sports 04-11-2012

April 11, 2012
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EHS Roundup Softball team wins opener, Poste at 199 The Everett High softball team, fresh off a recent long weekend of spring training at Disney World in Florida, opened its 2012 season with an exciting 14-13 win at Swampscott Monday. The contest was a classic cat-and-mouse affair, with the Lady Crimson Tide grabbing a lead...

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Obituaries 04-11-2012

April 11, 2012
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Stephen Mandracchia Everett Resident Stephen C. Mandracchia of Everett died on April 8. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Boudreau); loving father of Stephen A. Mandracchia and his wife, Alessandra of Revere and Lori Mancaniello and her husband, Bruno of Malden; beloved son of the late Onofrio and Mary Mandracchia. He is also...

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O’Donnell Has Never Forgotten the City He Comes From

April 11, 2012
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O’Donnell Has Never Forgotten the City He Comes From

Add this small bit to the plethora of wonderful things written about Everett’s Joe O’Donnell – and know this – he had nothing whatsoever to do with a word of this being written. It simply isn’t his style. Joe O’Donnell, who grew-up in Everett when this city was a far different place than it...

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Ethanol: Explosive Topic

April 4, 2012
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Ethanol: Explosive Topic

At the Everett Common Council Meeting Monday night  the daunting ethanol issue was reintroduced. Global Oil Company wants to bring 1,800,000 gallons of ethanol, twice a week through the city of Everett and the neighboring communities of Chelsea, Revere and East Boston. Everett’s Fire Chief David Butler attended the meeting to answer questions posed...

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Health Department, Energize Everett Get High Honors from U.S. Surgeon General

April 4, 2012
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Health Department, Energize Everett Get High Honors from U.S. Surgeon General

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., Roberto Santamaria, Director of Public Health, Jackie Coogan, Executive Director of the Joint Committee for Children’s Healthcare in Everett and the team from Energize Everett were honored last month with a Golden Shoe Award at WalkBoston’s Annual Meeting for their efforts to get Everett healthy.  The Energize Everett program was...

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Everett Man Gets Seven Years for Stabbing

April 4, 2012
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The Everett man that pulled a knife and stabbed a Chelsea resident who refused his request for spare change will serve up to seven years in state prison. Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Nick Walsh recommended that Manuel Arzola, 43, of Everett serve six to eight years for his conviction on a count of...

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Chelsea Man Indicted on Murder Charge

April 4, 2012
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A Chelsea man has been indicted on a charge of murder in connection with the Jan. 3 fatal stabbing of Jessica Cormier, 20, of Everett. Clarence Earl Berry, 60, of Chelsea, was indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury on a change of murder in the first degree. He will be arraigned in Middlesex...

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New Bleachers at Rec Center a Necessity

April 4, 2012
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It is fairly incomprehensible that extended discussions have been taking place about replacing the worn and worthless and frankly unsafe bleachers at the Everett Recreation Center. Last week, City Services Operations Manager Peter Pietrantonio gave the Board of Aldermen an update as to the cost of replacing the unsafe bleacher seating at the popular...

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Easter and Passover

April 4, 2012
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Everett, Easter and Passover are one this weekend. While nearly everything about our lives has changed over the decades, Easter remains what it was and what it might always be, perhaps the most significant Christian holiday which marks the resurrection of Jesus. It marks more than that. Easter and the Jewish holiday of Passover...

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